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Man possibly suffered medical emergency before drowning in Sussex County lake

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A man tubing on Lake Mohawk possibly suffered a medical emergency before drowning on Sunday.

According to Sparta Township Police Lieutenant John Lamon, an 80-year-old man floating on a tube off of his dock on West Shore Trail possibly suffered a medical emergency that caused him to fall into the water and not resurface.

The New Jersey State Police Marine Bureau was requested by the Sparta Police Department to assist with the search, New Jersey State Police Sergeant Philip Curry said.

The man’s body was recovered by a local resident prior to the marine bureau arriving on scene, Curry said.

His identity was not released.

“This incident is not being considered suspicious,” Curry said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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